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215M Primers for 25-06

 
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Old 11-03-2008, 05:42 PM
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215M Primers for 25-06

Hey guys, I am loading for a new 25-06. I have read somewhere that people are using magnum primers with the 25-06 with good results. Since the 210M primers are pretty much impossible to find these days and I have CCI BR2, and 215M's on hand, which one would you go with? I plan to use H4831SC and the 100gr ballistic tip.
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Old 11-03-2008, 06:03 PM
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Re: 215M Primers for 25-06

I have been using CCI BR2 with good results in my 25-06, using RE-22. Also have some H4831SC i want to work loads on. I wanted to get the Federals, but , as you said, impossible... good luck
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Old 11-04-2008, 07:07 AM
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Re: 215M Primers for 25-06

Arthurj,
I use the Remington 9.5M primer in conjunction with RL22. Works great for me when shooting the 100gn NBT or TSX. That said, I also use CCI BR2's with other powders like IMR4064 for the 75gn HP. JohnnyK.
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Old 11-04-2008, 08:29 AM
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Re: 215M Primers for 25-06

I'd suggest not using magnum primers unless proven necessary, and if you're shooting true long range, to check it for ES on your chronograph.

I had used 215Ms in my 6.5-300 Wby with 83 grains of H-870 with decent results, but had to set the 30" barrel back and went with Retumbo in my "new" 27" tube. I continued using the 215M and then found I had wild ES numbers. In theory, this cartridge and powder should definitely require magnum primers, and I always assumed they were mandatory, but I went to a 210 and my ES went way down. I had to add back a grain or two of powder to regain velocity, but it's working well now.
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Old 11-04-2008, 09:07 AM
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Re: 215M Primers for 25-06

Maybe I will stick with the CCIBR2's then. Thank you for the input.
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Old 11-04-2008, 09:47 AM
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Re: 215M Primers for 25-06

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I'd suggest not using magnum primers unless proven necessary, and if you're shooting true long range, to check it for ES on your chronograph.

I had used 215Ms in my 6.5-300 Wby with 83 grains of H-870 with decent results, but had to set the 30" barrel back and went with Retumbo in my "new" 27" tube. I continued using the 215M and then found I had wild ES numbers. In theory, this cartridge and powder should definitely require magnum primers, and I always assumed they were mandatory, but I went to a 210 and my ES went way down. I had to add back a grain or two of powder to regain velocity, but it's working well now.

This is very common with cartriges with case capacitys from 50 to 100grs.

The 215 are very hot and won't work in your 25-06 as well as standard rifle
primers.

For some reason cases that hold 80 to 90grs of powder seam to be the most
sensitive to primer changes.

With out exception all of my testing with this size cartrige shot 30 to 50ft/sec
faster with the Fed 215s but SD's and ES's sufferd (30 to 50 ft/sec spread)
but when I switched to Rem 9 1/2 M's (A cooler mag primer) velocity slowed
and SD's dropped to below 15 ft/sec.

The 25-06 will hold around 60grs so you will get better results with an even cooler
primer like the fed 210M,rem9-1/2 LR or the CCI BR2. I have had good luck with
all three of these primers in 06 size cases and velocity has been within 5 ft/sec
of each other.

My records show that the CCI BR2 worked best in the 25-06 But all rifles are different
and this could be true for your rifle.


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Old 11-04-2008, 11:49 AM
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Re: 215M Primers for 25-06

Thank you, that was good info, I will stick with the ccibr2.
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